Northern Ireland v Bermuda


Northern Ireland executed their second win of the tournament with an assertive 62-32 win. 

It was a good start from the Northern Ireland shooters, netting a 91% accuracy in the first quarter. Danielle Oniya for Bermuda also had a great opening 15 minutes, but received half the amount of chances due to Ireland's strong mid court defending of the through ball. Ireland were certainly on the front foot.

However Bermuda weren't to give up that easily. A fresh set of legs in the form of Akeyla Furbet donned the WA bib for the Bermudans, and it made the difference - Bermuda now only trailing by 11 goals and still within reach of a win. 

Yet Bermuda couldn't put the pieces together to find that winning performance. Northern  Ireland stormed the last quarter and put the final nail in the coffin, winning it 18-3.

"I was very pleased with my girls performance; they kept to our strategies and made it difficult for Bermuda" said a happy Northern Ireland head coach, Jacqueline Portis.

Next up for Northern Ireland are Scotland, and Jacqueline feels the challenge.

"Scotland and Northern Ireland are old acquaintances, we need to prepare for that."

The Celtic clash will take place at 1.15pm on Wednesday 26th August. 

Editorial courtesy Farah Hasan, Planet Netball. 

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